Monday, February 14, 2005

IF YOU'VE SEEN ONE NUKE PLANT, YOU'VE SEEN THEM ALL. Media Log poster/critic Anthony G. points me to this rather unsettling item by Brad Friedman. Hey, maybe both facilities were built from the same set of plans!

More likely, though, that CNN has another embarrassment on its hands. But let's be clear: this is almost certainly an embarrassment of the stone-dumb-editing variety, nothing more.


Anonymous said...

Natanz, IranI'd be more likely to trust Global Security's Public Eye Yongbyon imagery from Digital Globe and, where you can compare other open-source images for Iranian Nukes too.

Notice that CNN 2/9 Iranian report doesn't specify which facility is imaged, which is not good scholarship or journalism.

One of the commentors on the original ref reports the picture's source has been found (report) and is Iranian, Natanz (or Kashan), compare here as well. Note the tunnel entrance to the really safe labs.

-- Bill R

Anonymous said...

Hey, G-man, turns out Deekay's guess is correct:

"An earlier version of this article included an image that was incorrectly identified as an aerial photograph of North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear plant. The photo was actually a commercial satellite photo of a nuclear facility near Natanz, Iran."

Aren't there any level-headed bloggers left?